Wednesday, January 27, 2010

How to connect to Internet through Nokia CDMA phones in Windows 7?

For Net connections, Nokia PC / Nokia Ovi suit isn’t working in Windows 7 for CDMA phones. Nokia had stopped support/update for their CDMA phones.

So, how would you connect to Internet through your Nokia CDMA phones?

It is assumed that you have CDMA Phone with standard Bluetooth Modem - such as Nokia 6275i

Insure that your phone's bluetooth is on, and your computer has bluetooth support, enabled.

In Windows 7, Go to control panel, click on connect to internet, and then from there, create a new connection Say, Reliance (for Reliance India Network) with

standard settings - such as "username" and "password" as your "Mobile phone number" and Dialing Number #777.

 nokia cdma connection setting

1 - Right click on Bluetooth Devices.

2 - Go to modem settings

3 - In modem tabs, you will see many modems here. Click on standard modem over Bluetooth link.

4 - Click on properties.

5 - In  new window that appears, click on Change settings.

nokia cdma windows 7 connection setting

6 - Again a new window will appear, where you will find Extra initialization command - +CGDCONT=,,"#777". Delete

this, then click OK , Apply and you are done setting part. Now, to connect to internet through your mobile,

7 – On system tray’s Bluetooth Devices, right click on your mobile phone, then click on  Dial up networking > Reliance. It will

connect to internet instantly provided you accept this connection in your Phone.

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How to connect to Internet through BSNL EVDO card in Linux

BSNL EV-DO card provides broadband (144 Kbps – 2 Mbps – averaging about 500 Kbps) on the go, with limited roaming. It works well in Windows XP environment. There is Dialer application provided with EVDO for Windows.
What about Linux? Here is no nonsense guide to connect to internet in Linux through EVDO card. In Ubuntu 32/64 bit Linux machine, running this device is pretty much straight forward. Here is how you can install and run BSNL evdo card in your Linux machine:  (though you can do this with dozens of different methods with equal number of tools – classic Linux style!) 
1 – install kppp if you don't already have. Skip to section 2 if you already have kppp. Connect to Internet with some alternative method, and then use following command to install kppp in Ubuntu:
# apt-get install kppp
2 - Now, run kppp by giving command:
# kppp

On the kppp window that appears, click on Configure, then click on Accounts tab that appears. Click on New, and then provide connection name such as BSNL, and in telephone number, fill #777. Click OK. Further, click on Modem tab and then click on New. Give it a name such as evdo, then onModem Device dropdown menu, select /dev/ttyUSB0. Click OK twice to save setting. Finally, click on Connect button on KPPP main window. And, Bingo! Your evdo device connects to internet instantly.
Except KPPP installation, the method given above will work well in all  major latest Linux Distributions such as Fedora, Mandrive, SUSE etc.

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